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10-24-2014 11:25 PM
hmk123 Just got the latest issue (4-2014) of Mopar's Magazine. They have an article in there with pictures on how to replace the timing chain parts of a 5.7L. They reference the recall and mention that the TC Guide can fracture and cause engine damage and recommend it being replaced. I guess it has come full circle... Good for them to talk about it in their own magazine...
10-24-2014 09:23 PM
chris1992 Once I'm finally able to get the car in, I'll definitely try my hardest to acquire the parts.. If that doesn't go well, I'll try snapping a few pictures.
10-24-2014 06:07 PM
randycat99 I know, right?! He has the holy grail of chain guides...we must behold it!
10-24-2014 05:47 PM
Originally Posted by chris1992 View Post
I'm now at 131,1xx miles, but still have yet to make a trip to the dealer. I'll try getting an appointment around Thanksgiving, seeing as I'll have a few weeks off then.

Yep, Chris is a "loner"

He's the only "documented" CT member to have over 100k miles on an A5 5.7 car, without having a TC failure.

And he hasn't babied it either!
10-24-2014 05:21 PM
randycat99 Is that for real?!? You should ABSOLUTELY acquire your chain guide parts after the procedure. We need to see what a 131k part looks like that was rescued intact (whether you have mds enabled or not). Are you hearing what I am telling you???
10-24-2014 10:21 AM
chris1992 I'm now at 131,1xx miles, but still have yet to make a trip to the dealer. I'll try getting an appointment around Thanksgiving, seeing as I'll have a few weeks off then.
10-23-2014 06:16 AM
LONE WOLF I am glad this issue is in the past for me. 35k miles since (done at 75k) and she runs awesome, especially since I did the 392 cam swap at the same time.
10-22-2014 08:33 AM
72/340 I'm at 34k since the TC failure and rebuild. At 8k since the recall was done. Runs like a champ.
On a side note....I have messed with all the Predator tunes and right now am happiest with stock tune, 89 gas, MDS off, and 15% throttle boost.
10-21-2014 05:19 PM
19johned53 12k miles since my P01. Zero issues, runs as good as ever, and yes, I run it hard.
10-21-2014 05:11 PM
rscarawa Gee. Only took 4 years for them to properly respond?
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